Time to Drop it like it's POPS!

After the forced isolation of COVID-19, we recognize that community belonging is fundamental to our sense of happiness and well-being. Summer Pops is a diverse and inclusive event, intended to foster connection and a shared experience where everybody feels they belong — an event that emphasizes our interconnectedness, rather than any divisions that separate us.

Presented in partnership with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Summer Pops will feature some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most treasured performers in all genres.

To purchase tickets for in-person or online viewing, please click the link below.

Please Note: Summer Pops is a picnic-style bring your own blanket/chairs event. We do not provide event seating.

Featuring

Petrina Bromley is Newfoundland’s ambassador to Broadway, originating the role of Bonnie in the Gander-set hit musical, Come From Away! A veteran of live theatre, Bromley has graced the stages of the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, and locally, Artistic Fraud.

Canadian soprano Tracy Cantin is a graduate of the acclaimed Ryan Opera Center out of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed with opera companies throughout North America, critics raving all over calling her talent, calling her a “veteran of power and artistry.”

Amelia Curran is a Folk singer/songwriter hailing from St. Johns; Curran has also been a writer and producer or co-producer on 9 acclaimed albums and over 16 years of International touring, winning 17 music awards and over garnering 30 nominations.

Sherman Downey is one of Newfoundland’s most revered musical artists as well as a sought songwriter nationally. His folky tunes are loved by listeners from Newfoundland to the mainland and beyond.

Alanna Fraize is a Mezzo-Soprano taking the Canadian opera world by storm! Most recently seen with Calgary Opera, she has dazzled audiences with what Opera News called her “ample and robust” voice.

Julia Halfyard is well known for her theatrical talents, along with her beautiful voice and musical range. Halfyard is also a member of the prestigious Lady Cove Women’s Choir and with credits from not only here on the island but nationally as well it’s no wonder she is a beloved Newfoundland performer.

A member of the St. John’s artist community for over two decades, Peter Halley has credits in film and television, as well as with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Atlantic Light Theatre. Oh, and don’t forget his award-winning work as Artistic Director of the Spirit of Newfoundland for the past 20 years!

Hailing from St. John’s, Miranda MacDonald has established herself as a unique talent across Canada. Most recently, MacDonald starred in Persistence Theatre’s phenomenal production of ‘Offensive to Some’. With her “jaw-dropping” range, Miranda MacDonald is a must-see performer at Summer Pops!

An actor and Musical Theatre performer from St. John’s, George Masswohl is best known for his role as the Gander Mayor Claude Elliott in the Toronto Production of Come from Away. Masswohl also has a love for traditional music being a member of The Rowdy Men, a music group dedicated to preserving and spreading the music of Newfoundland.

Dana Parsons is not only a radio voice we all know and love but a dynamic performer no matter the genre. Parsons is guaranteed to have you laughing, crying or in awe with her amazing vocal abilities and amazing theatrical performance.

Internationally acclaimed for his rich voice and thrilling upper register, tenor David Pomeroy is enjoying a career in the spotlight on some of the world’s most important opera stages and concert halls, working with esteemed opera companies across the globe.

Known for his phenomenal drag cover shows (Lady GUYGUY, MANdonna) and extensive work with Spirit of Newfoundland (Skeets, Snobs, and Peppermint Knobs, Newfoundland Idol), Mount Pearl native Keith Power is a prolific performer within the Newfoundland arts community and can’t-miss-it act at Summer Pops!

This family folk band made up of three sisters (Maureen, Karen, and Teresa) has won countless awards since their first album release in June 1997. Now a household name, The Ennis Sisters‘ music is beloved by all both on the island and off.

The Once are a Newfoundland-based trio made up of vocalist Geraldine Hollett, along with instrumentalists Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale, is a powerhouse of traditional music as well as their own original hits. Many of their covers and original tunes are quick to become staples of any Newfoundlander’s playlist!

His performances reviewed as “dashingly charming” and “outstanding”, Jeff Sullivan has toured internationally in The Producers and West Side Story, is bringing his talents back home for Summer Pops. Oh, and you may just remember his stellar performance as Raoul in OOTA’s The Phantom of the Opera in November of 2019!

Abra Whitney (BMus, MMus) has extensive credits on stage, performing with Opera on the Avalon, Atlantic Light Theatre, TaDa!, and many more. She enjoys performing a wide variety of genres, and is always interested in a challenge!

Event Map

Regulations and Protocols

COVID-19 Regulations

Concert Rules

BEFORE CONCERT

  • Self assess with https://covidassessment.nlchi.nl.ca

  • Audience members who are not feeling well the day of the concert, or those that may have been in contact with COVID-19 must stay home.

  • Name and email address of each member of your party will be required to purchase your tickets 

  • Respect physical distancing ensuring you remain 6 feet apart from others while moving around the venue

  • If you cannot come due to unforeseen circumstances, you may change the ticket to someone else by contacting our office at (709) 738-1322 

AT CONCERT

  • Stay with your cohort – follow signage for your specific colour wristband

  • Follow physical distancing rules

  • Masks must be worn while outside of personal seating area

  • Cohort-specific washroom and handwashing stations are available

  • Sanitization stations with be available throughout the venue and will be clearly marked

  • Volunteers will be present on site to direct patrons to sanitization stations

  • Respect physical distancing ensuring you remain 6 feet apart from others while moving around the venue

  • No late comers will be admitted into the venue

  • Staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry or service to any individual or party

  • Masks will be required at all times when outside of personal seating area

  • Individuals demonstrating signs of intoxication will not be allowed to enter and will be refused service and ejected from the concert grounds

  • Tickets purchased from scalpers or other third party sellers (excluding rsvpify) will not be accepted

    Behaviours that are ground for ejection include:

    • Rowdiness, violent/aggressive behaviour (i.e. moshing, stage diving, crowd surfing, etc.)

    • Smoking or vaping of any kind

    • Engaging in behaviours that may cause harm to yourself and other patrons

    • Non compliance with staff request

    • Unauthorized vending of products, servies, socilitations and/or guerilla marketing

    • The use or possession of illegal narcotics 

    • No refunds or exchanges will be given if a patron is asked to leave the event based on one of the behaviours listed above

  • There will be no food or beverages for sale on the event site. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own packed food or non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy a picnic within their bubbles. Garbages and recycling containers will be provided and serviced by event staff. Alcohol and cannabis will NOT BE PERMITTED at this event.

  • Pets are not permitted on concert grounds, however service animals are permitted and welcomed (see accessibility section)

  • NO camcorders, SLRs/DSLRS, tripods, video cameras, drones or GoPros. Small handheld cameras WITHOUT a detachable lens (under 15cm in length), smartphones, cell phones and iPads are allowed.

SEATING

  • Limited tickets are available

  • Summer Pops is a picnic-style bring your own blanket/chairs event. We do not provide event seating. 
  • There are 3 tiers of tickets with differing prices; $25, $50, $75, please see venue map for more information regarding tier seating

  • Streaming tickets are also available for $20 for those who prefer to watch from home.

  • 8 tickets maximum per purchase for in person event

  • The name and email of all attendees in a group will be required in order to purchase tickets

Accessibility

  • This event is wheelchair accessible 

  • If you are in need of an accessibility ticket, please phone our office at (709) 738-1322 

  • Each accessibility ticket will also admit one (1) support person free of charge. Support person information will be collected upon ticket purchase.

  • Pets are not permitted on concert grounds, however service animals are permitted and welcomed